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Baseball / Woman Umpire #298886

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 24, 1984
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(Studio) Symbolism of Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tucson, Arizona) Baseball umpire Pam Postema featured; Postema noted minor league baseball's only professional woman umpire. [FAN - praises Postema.] [POSTEMA - is doing her best.] [Mgr. Matt GALANTE - is confident Postema will succeed.] [POSTEMA - didn't expect breaking sex barrier would be easy.] [Fan Melissa LANCASTER - feels Postema is heckled because she's a woman.] [Player Ed BONINE - praises Postema.] [Former umpire Ron LUCIANO - doesn't believe other umpires will accept her.] [Pacific Coast League president Bill CUTLER - recalls league's first black umpire.] [POSTEMA - feels she's earned her rank.] [FANS - expect Postema to be first woman umpire in major leagues.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Schieffer, Bob

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